Huntingdon

  • 14:50 32Red.com Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 8.10s
  • Off time: 14:51:56
14:50 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Riddlestown (IRE) 9/1
2nd Plum Pudding (FR) 5/2
3rd Allerton (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 682/212- Dark blue and yellow stripes Allerton (IRE) 362
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 t F O'Brien P J Brennan 103 5/23.50
2 7PPPP-P LIGHT BLUE, maroon seams, striped cap Hinton Indiana 165
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-9 t Adrian Wintle Nico de Boinville (5) 100 8/19.00
3 39/2666- Emerald green, brown spots and sleeves, yellow cap Plum Pudding (FR) 196
Nag me
10 11-8 p D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 99 5/23.50
4 14-5454 White, black triple diamond, black and white striped sleeves, black cap Riddlestown (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 C Fryer Harry Skelton 99 9/110.00
5 55-2PPP GREY, ROYAL BLUE chevrons, quartered cap Autumm Spirit 87
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-6 t R Dickin C Poste 97 12/113.00
6 22464U Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange sleeves and cap Peak Seasons (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-9 M C Chapman Joseph Cornwall (5) 86 33/134.00
7 P1438F Tangerine, royal blue collar and cuffs, dark blue cap Darnborough (IRE) 36
Nag me
7 10-2 p T Symonds Felix de Giles 79 6/17.00
8 00-6362 Emerald green and red diabolo, striped sleeves, red cap Nouailhas 18
Nag me
7 10-0 v A Hollinshead Miss A Stirling (7)(ex1) 76 7/18.00

Verdict

Allerton has a year's absence and a career-high mark to overcome in this but still looks a better bet than many of his rivals. Nouailhas has been placed at Southwell and Worcester lately and Ally Stirling's claim negates the fact that he's a pound out of the handicap but this looks much too sharp for Plum Pudding and Darnborough's form has gone to pieces since he won at Southwell in June. Autumm Spirit has been pulled up three times in a row and needs fast ground while Hinton Indiana's recent record is even less impressive. RIDDLESTOWN is a tentative selection in the hope that better ground will see his jumping improve. He was placed over hurdles on a soft surface and is a little less exposed than most.